Fraudster who used seven different identities including posing as a friend of Boris Johnson, a cruise ship captain and a British Airways pilot made £4.5m through sleazy scams
- Jody Oliver, 45, has had a wife, two male fiances and at least two boyfriends
- He was already serving six years in jail for posing as a cruise ship captain
Jody Oliver has had a wife, two male fiances and at least two boyfriends over two decades while pretending to be variously a police officer, a Swedish-speaking car expert and heir to a £30 million trust fund.
Oliver, 45, who was already serving a six-year jail term for posing as a cruise ship captain to sell fake holidays to friends, has been handed a further prison sentence for conning his 86 year-old father-in-law and a charity shop manager.
Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard he took £105,000 from David Hawkes over a two-and-a-half-year period between 2016 and 2019 after claiming his NatWest bank account had been hacked.
Handing him a further six-year sentence for fraud and theft, Judge Jeremy Jenkins called Oliver a ‘devious and thoroughly dishonest character who will stop at nothing to defraud others’.
Oliver was jailed in July last year for the cruise ship scam.
Jody Oliver has had a wife, two male fiances and at least two boyfriends over two decades
He used seven different identities – including a cruise ship captain, British Airways pilot and ‘friend’ of Boris Johnson – to pull off an estimated £4.5 million of scams